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Discover the city’s submarines!

Barcelona has a number of representations of submarines dotted around the city. Some of them pay homage to a model which was the brainchild of Narcís Monturiol in 1858. An example of the model, called ‘Ictíneo’, is the full size replica at the Museu Marítim (MMB). The replica was built for the film Monturiol, el […]


Open-air activities at the city’s finest hotels

Up until 2nd August twenty hotels in the city are more accessible via the ‘Vespres Inedit’s’ initiative, allowing affordable tastings of tapas made by top chefs. From 6.00 to 9.00 pm three signature tapas are on offer along with two Inedit label beers for 20 euros. Participating hotels include the B-Hotel. More info in

Platja de la Barceloneta

La Barceloneta, a neighborhood with a maritime essence

Just steps away from the city center lies a unique neighborhood with a markedly maritime character: la Barceloneta. Lively beaches, lots of bars and restaurants, sporting facilities, a long seaside promenade, streets and plazas with personality… there are many reasons you’ll want to thoroughly explore La Barceloneta. This cosmopolitan neighborhood is one of the youngest […]


Barcelona Cheer Up World 2015, an international dance festival!

Barcelona Cheer Up World 2015 is an international festival for dance and cheerleading which involves spectacular classes directed by the best international dancers and choreographers currently on the scene. The festival also includes performances at different spots around the city. The Mar Bella municipal sports centre and the beach will be the focal points for […]

Hard Rock Rising Barcelona

Hard Rock Rising Barcelona

This weekend, Friday 24 & Saturday July 25, the platja del Fòrum and Parc de la Pau in Sant Adrià del Besòs will host the 1st edition of the global music festival: Hard Rock Rising Barcelona. The festival will offer 16 hours of music bringing together national and international artists of the category of Robbie […]

Façade - Casa Lleó i Morera

Casa Lleó i Morera: A Tour through Modernism

The Modernist building Casa Lleó i Morera in the Barcelona city center is an excellent showcase of modernism. On top of its remarkable architecture, the building’s interior houses a rich and diverse display of the different artistic mediums popular in the early 20th century. The structure, conceived by Lluís Domènech i Montaner, opened its doors […]

Barcelona Beach Festival (BBF 2015)

Barcelona Beach Festival – BBF 2015

The 2nd edition of the Barcelona Beach Festival (BBF 2015) is here: next Saturday, 18th of July. Again, the Platja del Fòrum & the Parc de la Pau in Sant Adrià host a electronic music festival with the four of the best international DJ’s. The line-up includes David Guetta, Hardwell, Axwell Ingrosso, Martin Garrix, The […]

Puig Vela Clàssica Barcelona

The great spectacle of Classic Sailing

Barcelona will yet again become the epicenter of classic sailing as it celebrates the 8th annual Puig Vela Classica Regatta, from July 15-18. In addition to being the meeting point of reference for sailing fanatics across the Mediterranean, this event brings participating vessels right to the city beaches, so that Barcelona natives and visitors alike […]

Cursa de la Vila Olímpica - Barcelona

XXV Cursa Vila Olímpica – Barcelona

On 12 July, the 25th edition of the Cursa de la Vila Olímpica gets underway with a fast and level route. Its flat route makes it one of the fastest races in Barcelona. The start, at Nova Icària, is at 8.30 am for the 5km race, and 10 minutes later for the 10 km race. […]

Fire!! - LGTB Film Festival

Fire!! The LGBT film festival in Barcelona

The festival called Fire!!, the International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, holds its 20th edition from 2 to 12 July at the Institut Francès (Moià, 8 – Sant Gervasi district). This year, the festival has the United States as guest country and, as already been seeing in recent editions, returns to bet on the European […]